Malaysia's Finance Minister has received offers to halve the cost of the high-speed rail (HSR) after Kuala Lumpur expressed reluctance to go ahead with building the 350km line to Singapore.
Speaking to The Straits Times last week, Mr Lim Guan Eng said that while he has not received a formal proposal, these offers showed that the current cost of the Malaysian portion of the link - estimated at RM110 billion (S$37 billion) - was "exorbitant".
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